There’s just something about gorgeous linens and napkins all folded up pretty like that makes my table so very happy. I’ve been experimenting with napkin folds over the last couple years and slowly, but surely, I will share them all […]
There’s a soft subtle breeze that whispers through the tree tops. The crickets, frogs, birds, and a host of other creatures I try to identify without success bellow a cacophony of instrumentation that I haven’t heard in months. It’s a […]
I shared my favorite ever tablescape idea right before Easter last year, and for many of you, it was too late to give it a try. Since I am just starting my Wheat Grass centerpiece, as in, I have to […]
I am always in need of last minute holiday inspiration, so why not share the little bit of last minute Easter ideas I have to help you as well. FYI: I need some divine inspiration for my egg decorating. It […]
Some how life blurred between October and November, and the many blog post drafts with wonderful Thanksgiving ideas and traditions never were completed. So here is a round up of some of last year’s Thanksgiving ideas, meal inspirations, and just […]
When I think of making my home a haven, there are immediate impulses of redecorating, fluffing pillows, hanging beautiful pictures and just making things more cozy. Often, we overlook the easy and instantaneous ways that we can make the ordinary […]
Recently, I’ve shared about my Harried Hospitality and our Spontaneous Family Reunion. I was convicted and inspired about why we open our home. It’s not about the house, or the food, but about the connections being made. With that being […]
For the first time in over a week, I sit in silence. Our house has been bustling with a spontaneous family reunion (They drove from CO, WI, Oregon and MN). The chatter has been non stop (understatement), the fridge has […]
Creating a frugal, yet elegant tablescape begins with a wonderful centerpiece. I shared how one of the easiest ways to achieve that look is by layering cake stands, yet I realize that many of you many not have any cake […]
What do you do when your son “reminds” you that there are 100 guests invited to his Sweet 16 party in three days (which is today)?
1. Don’t panic.
(explanation of the DIY coffee bar below) I am quite sure that one of my love languages comes in a hot, brown liquid form. So when my niece had an amazingly creative party idea, and offered not only a coffee […]
When I threw out my “30 days of intentional living” idea, many of you said, “Count me in.” As I ponder and think through what my goals are for that month, I am the first to understand that encouraging you […]
One of the homemaking skills I am working on with our daughters is the ability to set a nice table – both functionally and beautifully. In the day and age where dinner is done in a dash, and paper plates […]
I love an impromptu troop full of “terrible teens” filling our home. (Terrible teens? I beg to differ…”) And with that troop came so much beauty and bedlam…. We love to open our home, but it doesn’t happen nearly enough […]
I sincerely believe in the spirit of a “Welcome Home” mentality.I want every single one of you to feel as if you could “make yourself at home” on our home stead, and come away refreshed and renewed from your stay.I […]